Dr. Baptiste has been successfully performing gum surgeries since 2008 and has done over 1,000 cases up to date. She has treated patients affected with complex periodontal disease and has restored their teeth and smile to a healthy condition. Her surgical procedures are **painless and the results are aesthetically appealing**.
Ceramic Implants – Metal Implants – Gum Recession – Bone Grafting – Gum Grafting – Bone Regeneration – Esthetic Crown Lengthening Surgery – IV Sedation – Guided Tissue Regeneration – Local Antibiotic Treatment – Scaling and Root Planning – Ridge Preservation – Osseous Surgery – Sinus Lift – Advanced Platelet Rich Fibrin (A-PRF) – Teeth Extraction – Grinding of Teeth – Dental Disorders – Tooth Abscess – Tooth Loss
Gum Grafting with Platelet Rich Fibrin Technique
Gum grafts surgeries are performed on patients who want to restore soft tissues that have deteriorated due to gum disease or improve their aesthetics smile. Receding gums are a sign that gum disease is taking place. When a recession occurs, you’ll notice: gums bleeding, swelling, and pulling away from your teeth. Aggressive recession leads to more diseased gums, deteriorating bone, and eventually, tooth loss. In this case, Dr. Baptiste uses Advanced Platelet Rich Fibrin (A-PRF) to restore bone loss. The results are remarkable.
Baptiste Case: A 53 year old female patient presented with pocket depth of 11mm with bleeding on probing and radiographic bone loss distal to # 14. Guided Tissue Regeneration using A-PRF and autogenous bone graft was used to fill the infrabony defect. After 3 months, the probing depth was found to be 3mm distal to # 14 with no bleeding on probing and radiographic bone fill was also observed.
Esthetic Crown Lengthening Surgery
Esthetic crown lengthening surgery is a procedure used for patients who are not happy with their smile due to “short teeth” or “gummy smile”. The teeth may be covered with too much gum tissue and look very short. This can be reshaped to expose more of the natural tooth. Dr. Baptiste can reshape more than one teeth to expose your natural ones.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
Guided tissue regeneration is the rebuilding of bone that has been lost due to periodontal disease or trauma. Bone grafting materials and membranes are used to cover a crater in the bone that surrounds the teeth which have been thoroughly cleaned.
Ridge Augmentation is an effective procedure used to augment the width of the bone that has been destroyed by either trauma, periodontal disease, and iatrogeny from dentures. Due to insufficient bone width and height, it may be impossible to place implants. Therefore, we will augment the ridge with bone grafting materials to rebuild the bone that was lost.
A sinus lift or sinus augmentation is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose.
Baptiste Case: A 50 years-old patient presented with a crestal sinus floor of 1mm. The sinus was elevated via a transcrestal approach using a combination of mineralized cortical allograft and xenograft to allow two 5.0X 10 mm implants.